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Iced Holiday Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Iced Holiday Cookies, by , is from Our Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jay Olson
Added: Tuesday, May 16, 2006


3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 8 once package cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
teaspoon almond extract

Icing: (Make 2 to 3 batches for each batch of cookie dough)
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
teaspoon vanilla
Enough water to spread (Probably 2-3 tablespoons)
Food coloring

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour and baking
powder. Set aside.

In a large mixer bowl,, beat butter/margarine and cream
cheese with an electric mixer of medium speed for 30
seconds. Add sugar; beat till fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and
almond extract; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture to
creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Divide
dough into thirds (about 2 cups each). Cover and chill
overnight. Or place in plastic bags and freeze.

Roll out dough with rolling pin. Use cookie cutters to cut out
shapes for holidays or other special occasions. Place on
ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in a 375 degree over for about 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool
before icing.

To make icing, blend ingredients. Icing should be fairly runny,
as it forms a glaze over the top of the cookies.

Decorate cookies with icing, sprinkles, etc.

Happy holidays!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 3 dozen cookies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
one hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are very moist sugar cookies due to the cream cheese.




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